Egypt: The Assassins

Cairo reveals their plots

FIVE GROUPS PARTICIPATED IN TERRORIST ORGANIZATION TO SEIZE POWER, cried the headline in Cairo's semiofficial newspaper Al Ahram. Last week, in a kind of interim report on its investigations into the assassination of Anwar Sadat, government officials said the plot was far wider than had originally been suspected. Right after the killing, officials had insisted that only four men were involved. But according to President Hosni Mubarak, who succeeded Sadat, at least 700 people were part of a web of revolutionaries whose general aim was to overthrow the...

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